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Join Lewis Buxton for the launch of his debut book, Boy in Various Poses, a collection of poems that explore all the different types of boy you can be – tender, awful, thoughtful, vulnerable. Here, a maelstrom of mental health, male bodies, and sexuality is laid bare with wit and curiosity, and the complexity and multiplicity of gender itself is revealed.
The boy in question is often shapeshifting, slippery, unreliable, close yet never quite in focus, moving too fast to pause and take a breath – yet Buxton studies these boys, their bodies and behaviours, with a disarming intimacy and precision. These poems are provocative, nuanced and often laugh-out-loud funny, shining with a naked, shameless brilliance.
“as his energetic poetry takes on masculinity, mammals and the macabre. Buxton is a performer in full control of his craft, combining the confidence of an arena comedian with the sensitivity of a poet…brimming with talent…don’t be surprised if you see him on your television screens soon.” – Eastern Daily Press